OUR MISSIONTHIS IS
We are on a mission to bring amazing coffee and tea to more people–and to make the world a better place while doing it. We believe that coffee and tea are one of life’s simplest and most accessible pleasures. By enjoying top-quality coffee and tea created through a responsible and ethically managed supply chain—you empower farmers across the world. Drinking great coffee, tea, and helping people. Amazing.
WE PROMISETO YOU
We promise to only sell top-quality coffees and teas at a fair price, and we promise to pay a fair price for the products we purchase. We promise to never sell something we don’t love ourselves. We promise to source responsibly and hold our partners accountable as well. If you’re ever unhappy with a product, we will rectify it. If you ever have a question, comment or suggestion–we will welcome your feedback. We promise we’ll never stop striving to improve everything about our business. We promise to reinvest in our community and help Pittsburgh continue to develop as a truly amazing place to live. We promise to treat our customers, partners, vendors–and all whom we encounter–with utmost respect. And of course, we promise to never judge if you put milk in your coffee, sugar in your tea, mispronounce our name or over steep your french press. You decide what makes you happy–we’re just here to help. Thank you, sincerely–from all of us.
Matt & Vanessa MariettiFounders
Prior to opening de Fer, Matt and Vanessa spent years working corporate jobs as a marketer and graphic designer, respectively--all the while of dreaming of opening something that would tie food, drinks, community and design together. In 2017, we finally made it happen. We live in Morningside, Pittsburgh with our two little girls Ilan and Althea.
Dave steers the ship, keeps the boat afloat and whatever other metaphor you can think of for taking care of business. Dave loves dogs, puns on t-shirts, and Dormont. Hes been with us since day one, and is as much of a fixture at de Fer as our Marzocco. And hes much more personable than the Marzocco I might add.
Chris KosterLead Barista
If youve been here, youve probably been startled by one of Chriss ultra-hearty welcomes. Chris is master of all things coffee and chit chat. The only thing that makes Chris happier than great coffee, is great people--and if you have had the pleasure of meeting him, you would probably agree he is one of the nicest guys around.
Merritt DonoghueCommunity Engagement | All Things Creative
Not only does Merritt manage our events, and many of our wholesale relationships--but she happens to be a super talented artist to boot. If you've ever seen anything that looks good around here, from flower arrangements to Instagram photos--she's probably had a hand it.